Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be ethicists

Two “kill all the dumb people” posts in one week? What are the odds?

Human embryos should be screened for their potential intelligence and only the smartest allowed to live, an Oxford University ethicist has argued.

In shocking remarks, Prof Julian Savulescu says embryos that do not pass the intelligence test should be destroyed for the good of society.

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The Australian Professor is the Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and claims that it is our “moral obligation” to use IVF to choose the most intelligent embryos.

As Mark Shea puts it, “I’m noticing a distinct lack of enthusiasm among these people for screening smart ethicists and killing the rest of them: a proposal for which there are much stronger arguments.”

  • Margaret Cabaniss

    Margaret Cabaniss is the former managing editor of Crisis Magazine. She joined Crisis in 2002 after graduating from the University of the South with a degree in English Literature and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She now blogs at SlowMama.com.

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